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Nasdaq opens lower as tech stocks, Amazon drag

(Reuters) – The Nasdaq Composite index opened lower on Wednesday, pulled lower by Apple, Intel and Amazon, while the S&P 500 and the Dow rose on gains in financial and healthcare stocks. A woman passes by the Nasdaq Market Site in Times Square in New York City, U.S., February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan…

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Drugmaker Shire soars as Japan’s Takeda considers bid

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s largest drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical (4502.T) is considering a bid for London-listed Shire (SHP.L) that could top $40 billion and spark another takeover battle in the deal-hungry pharma industry. FILE PHOTO – Logos of Japanese Takeda Pharmaceutical Co are seen at an office building in Glattbrugg near Zurich March…

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Equifax names former GE executive Mark Begor as CEO

(Reuters) – Credit-monitoring firm Equifax Inc (EFX.N) named former General Electric Co (GE.N) executive Mark Begor as chief executive officer on Wednesday, as it looks to regain investor confidence after being hit by a massive data breach. FILE PHOTO: Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.,…

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